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Did you know that antiseptic mouthwash is a significant way to keep your breath fresh and clean? Well, it’s true! Mouthwash as a part of one’s oral hygiene routine is often overlooked and as a result, more people have gum disease and halitosis. Let’s talk in more detail about how mouthwash can help your smile.

Brushing and flossing are the most essential parts of your routine. However, antiseptic mouthwash can upgrade your bacteria-fighting power and pretty much seals the deal when it comes to winning the daily war against plaque.

When it comes to choosing the right mouthwash for maximum cleaning power, be careful to look for antiseptic mouthwash rather than cosmetic mouthwash. Cosmetic mouthwash can only freshen your breath temporarily; it can’t kill bad bacteria. You’ll also want to look for mouthwash that has fluoride in it. Fluoride will help your teeth fight dental erosion. Finally, look for mouthwash with the ADA seal to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Dr. Bruce Hutchison and the entire team at Smiles for Centreville in Centreville, Virginia is happy to help you with any of your questions or concerns when it comes to your oral care needs. If you feel you have questions or would like to come in for a dental check-up, please call us today at 703-830-9110 to set up an appointment. We are always happy to see you and help in any way we can.